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Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
How To Make Your Own Day of the Dead Altar
Learn how to make your own altar for Day of the Dead, including what you will need and detailed steps and the significance of the elements of the altar.
Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
8 Things You Need to Consider before Traveling...
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
The Mexican Flag
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
Experience the magic of Oaxaca's Day of the...
Pan de muerto is the special bread that is made to decorate the Day of the Dead altars.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
Mexico's Best Surfing Spots
The best surf spots in Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
Posadas
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. Its celebration uses songs and processions inside and outdoors.
Day of the Dead Altars
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars.
Learn about the origins of Day of the Dead in...
Day of the Dead is a continually evolving tradition that has its roots in indigenous Mesoamerican beliefs mixed with Catholic teachings.
Mexican Christmas Foods
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
Worried About Montezuma’s Revenge? 6 Ways...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded
Calavera
Definition of calavera or calaverita. This definition is part of our Day of the Dead glossary.
Day of the Dead Photo Gallery
Day of the Dead is one of the most important celebrations of the year in Mexico. This is a time for Mexicans to remember their deceased family members. See pictures of Day of the Dead celebrations in Oaxaca, Mixquic and Janitzo.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
From Sun Fest to Day of the Dead, here's what's...
From the Festival Internacional Cervantino in Guanajuato to Day of the Dead celebrations at the end of the month, there's lots going on in Mexico in October.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
Mesoamerica
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Essential vocabulary for Day of the Dead
Important vocabulary words for Day of the Dead in Mexico
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to the Alameda.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
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Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Why to Stay at El Dorado Royale Resort in Mexico
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Food, film, folk art and more festivals in...
From the Día de la Revolución to film festivals in Oaxaca and Morelia, you'll find lots to do in Mexico in November.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resort's on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Three-tiered Altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 8.
Daylight Saving Time in Mexico
Is Daylight Saving Time Observed in Mexico? In Mexico, Daylight Saving Time is known as the horario de
Frida Kahlo Tapestry Altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 11.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
In front of the altar
See a Day of the Dead altar in our photo gallery Día de Muertos offerings and altars. Page 9.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Tulum
Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, is a small town with a gorgeous beach and beautiful Mayan ruins. Page 18.
Hanging Skulls Altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 7.
Handicraft Shop Altar
See a Day of the Dead altar in our photo gallery Día de Muertos offerings and altars. Page 6.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
Just 25 minutes north of Cancun lies an undisturbed peninsula of white sandy beaches and virgin jungle. Isla Blanca is a secret little hideaway framed by the Caribbean Sea and the Chacmuchuk Lagoon.
An elegant altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 12.
Altar with Chickens
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 10.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Four great family friendly all inclusives on Mexico's Riviera Maya, including Akumal Beach Resort.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Cancun
Cancun, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife. Page 2.
From to Christmas celebrations, don't miss...
This month Mexicans celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the posadas and of course, Christmas. Find out what else is on in Mexico in December.
Flowers Altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 5.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
Papel picado
Papel picado is a traditional folk art from Mexico that involves cutting out intricate patterns on colorful tissue paper.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Altar with Pan de Muerto
See a Day of the Dead altar in our photo gallery Día de Muertos offerings and altars. Page 2.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Transportation in Mexico
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Merida and Cancun: A One Week Itinerary
Merida is a colonial city in the Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a few days in Merida.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
Mexican National Holidays
List of Mexican national public holidays
Arch Altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week in Mexico is both a religious and a secular holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
Christmas in Mexico
Mexican Christmas celebrations include traditions such as posadas, pastorelas, villancicos and nacimientos. Here's how to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.
Altar with Petate
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 4.
Basílica de Guadalupe
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Cuicatlan Altar
One of the traditions around Day of the Dead in Mexico involves making an altar or offering for the spirits who will return on this occasion. See photos of Mexican Day of the Dead Altars. Page 3.
Independence Day in Mexico
On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of activities.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Tips for touring the popular Teotihuacan archaeological site located north of Mexico City, including the famous Pyramid of the Sun. Page 4.
Time Zones in Mexico
Learn about Mexico's time zones and where they're observed, and also find out about Daylight Saving Time in Mexico.
10 Can't-Miss Attractions for Your Mexican...
Mexico's attractions are incredibly varied from its miles of gorgeous beaches, fascinating ancient sites and beautiful colonial architecture to its colorful festivities and rich cultural traditions.
Secrets Maroma Beach
A profile of Secrets Maroma Beach, a couples-oriented all-inclusive resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Los Cabos
Los Cabos, located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, is a popular beach resort area. Page 7.
Radish Festival Photo Gallery
View photos of the Radish Festival (Noche de Rabanos), celebrated in Oaxaca every December 23rd.
A Day of the Dead Altar
Explore the celebration of the Day of the Dead in images. Page 9.
Maps and Satellite Images of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
Beyond Chips and Guac: The Best Food in the...
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
7 Foods and 3 Drinks to Try in Oaxaca
Mole is a type of rich sauce of which there are many varieties. Mole is one of the foods that you should try on a trip to Oaxaca.
Spring Break in Mexico FAQ
Here are the most common questions I receive about spring break in Mexico. When is spring break? Is it safe to travel to Mexico for spring break? What is the best spring break destination in Mexico?
Must visit in Mexico City: La Casa Azul, Frida...
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
Political Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 2.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Posada Song
Lyrics and translation of the Mexican Christmas Posada song, which is sung in traditional posadas.
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
Guadalajara
Guadalajara is Mexico's second largest city and has beautiful colonial architecture. Page 3.
Acapulco
Acapulco, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife.
Travel guide to Mexico's vibrant capital city
Here is all the information you need to enjoy your trip to Mexico City, including Mexico City sights and attractions, getting there and getting around, where to stay and where to eat in Mexico City.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca state, is a colonial city with a strong indigenous presence.
Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
Guadalajara City Guide
Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, is Mexico's second largest city and a great place to experience Mexican culture.
Huatulco
Huatulco, on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, is a beautiful beach destination. Page 5.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
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